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Sea Music revisits historical shanties

Songs that echoed around the harbour over 100 years ago will be heard again on the waterfront this fall.

Sea shanties and songs will be performed by over 20 performers at September’s Halifax Harbour Sea Music Festival.

“There’s a history of the comings and goings in this harbour to a song, whether its raising an anchor, raising or lowering a sails it’s all done to this music.” said David Stone, artistic director of the budding festival.

Besides performances on the waterfront, there will be an opening concert in Lunenburg and concerts in libraries around HRM.

“It’s going to be a wonderful explosion of Maritime culture,” said John Hennigar-Shuh, with the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

What’s on
September 4 and 5:

• On the stage Boat Shop Stage (Maritime Museum of the Atlantic) – 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

• Sackville performance Sackville Landing –10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

• Performances for children Storytelling and Children’s Performances (Maritime Museum of the Atlantic): 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

• Ferry Performances on the ferry – 3 to 4 p.m.

• Go online for more information on the fest
Full details at www.halifaxharbourseamusicfest.com

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